A loan of $2,075 helped to pay for tuition fees and living expenses at the Maharishi Institute.

Thabang's story

Thabang is applying for a loan to support his studies for one year at the Maharishi Institute. This is his story:

I am Thabang and I'm 23 years old. I am currently studying for a Bachelor of Business Administration at the Maharishi Institute. I will graduate in 2014 and I hope to be able to raise the capital to start my own business. I'm looking at media, fashion and logistics. Ultimately I'd like to build a hospital in a rural area. My dream is to give back to the community and help other children who can't afford to go to school.

My parents are both unemployed and I am an only child, therefore there is a lot of responsibility on me to support the family. I am the first in my family to attend university as well. My mother used to work as a domestic worker, and my father as a postman. In my spare time I enjoy playing soccer, listening to music and reading.

Education is important to me because it gives me the competitive edge. As someone who wants to own a business one day, it is important that I get an education so that I can use the opportunities available to me in the best way possible.

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